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Soni Razdan Comes In Daughter Alia Bhatt’s Defence On The Nepotism Debate

Soni Razdan Comes In Daughter Alia Bhatt’s Defence On The Nepotism Debate


Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide resurfaced the nepotism debate in Bollywood. Outraged netizens and industry insiders allege that the industry’s favouritism and “mafiagiri led him to take this tragic step. Many celebrities have been coming out with their own experiences with nepotism, too, calling out the Bollywood biggies. In short, the revolution against “privilege” has begun and nobody is spared.

Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor (in fact, ALL the Kapoors), the new-age celebrity kids such as Ananya Panday, Sara Ali Khan, etc.–the general rouse is that none of them would have probably reached where they have with such ease if it weren’t for favouring relatives. 

Amidst the debate, Alia Bhatt’s mother Soni Razdan has reacted to what’s going on on the Internet. Just to jog your memory, when the news of SSR’s death first broke out, KJo and Alia were mercilessly trolled for being hypocrites as the actress had once said on Koffee With Karan, “Sushant Singh Rajput who?”. Ever since then, she’s been a hot target for being a product of nepotism. Soni’s defensive entry into the debate started with filmmaker Hansal Mehta’s tweets:

Replying to the Simran director, Soni wrote, “The expectation that people have because of whose son or daughter you are is much more. Also, those who r ranting about nepotism today and who have made it on their own will also have kids one day. And what if they want to join the industry? Will they stop them from doing so?

Soon, this became a viral dialogue. In response to Soni’s point, Hansal further tweeted getting a nod of “Yup!” from the veteran actress. Here’s what he wrote back:

Do you think this is happening to end nepotism in the Indian entertainment industry before someone else takes their life or are people simply following the herd mentality and targeting a select few to take out their frustration? As Mr Mehta said, “Bullies must be called out. Not talent.”

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24 Jun 2020

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